Anti-terrorist Hotline - 0800 789 321

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Questions about the Anti-Terrorist Hotline

Are ATH reachable 24/7?

The confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321  operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls and information are treated in the strictest of confidence. We'd urge people to call us to even if they think 'It's probably nothing, but…'

Will my call to the ATH be recorded?

No, your call will not be recorded; you can remain anonymous if you wish and ALL calls to our confidential hotline 0800 789 321 are treated in the strictest of confidence.

Is it an emergency line?

No, in an emergency always dial 999.

Do I have to give my name?

No, you can remain anonymous if you wish and ALL calls to our confidential  hotline 0800 789 321 are treated in the strictest of  confidence. We may ask if you would like to leave your contact details. should we need to contact you again.  If you don't want to that's fine. We'd urge people to call us to even if they think 'It's probably nothing, but..'

Will I be contacted after my call?

We may ask you if you want to give us your  details should we need to contact you again. If you don't want to  that's fine.

Will I be investigated as suspicious if I call?

No. We understand that some people may have concerns about speaking to the police, however, all calls are treated in the strictest of confidence and information is thoroughly assessed by our specialist officers before - and if - any further action is taken.

Our specialist officers would rather take lots of calls which turn out to have an innocent explanation than miss out on a vital piece of information.

Could I be implicating my neighbours in something serious, with no evidence?

We understand that some people may have concerns about speaking to the police, however, all calls are treated in the strictest confidence and information is thoroughly assessed by our specialist officers before - and if - any further action is taken.

Our specialist officers would rather take lots of calls which turn out to have an innocent explanation than miss out on a vital piece of information...'ALL calls to our hotline 0800 789 321 are treated in the  strictest of  confidence.

Can I report things I saw/heard about a year ago?

Yes, please do. No piece of information is considered too small or insignificant. Let us decide if it is important or not.

Is terrorism still relevant in today's society?

Terrorism remains a real and serious threat to the UK, whether it is from Al-Qaeda inspired groups or individuals, dissident Irish republican groups or other violent extremists. By working together we have foiled plots to attack the UK and terrorists have been convicted for serious offences.  Public safety is our priority. We urge people to remain vigilant and aware.

How can I find out more information about counter terrorism?

Have a look at www.met.police.uk/terrorism

What can I do to help police?

It's important that the public remain vigilant and aware about the real and serious threat the UK faces from terrorism. Also they need to be aware about how they can help us to fight terrorism.  In many criminal investigations we rely on the public to come forward with information and terrorism is no exception. You can help us by supporting this campaign and getting our message out to people in your local community. Terrorists live among us while they are planning their attacks so we need the public's help to spot suspicious behaviour which could be terrorist related and call the confidential  Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

What's the maximum/minimum sentence for terrorism?

Naturally, this depends on what offence a person is charged with and subsequently convicted of. You can get up to life in prison for planning or carrying out a terrorist attack. For more info about terrorism have a look at our website www.met.police.uk/terrorism or http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/counter-terrorism

What suspicious activity should people be looking for?

Find examples of suspicious activities or behaviour which could be terrorist-related here: www.met.police.uk/terrorism.  Call our confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline if you think someone is acting suspiciously and it could be terrorist-related 0800 789 321.  Our specially trained officers are there to receive your call.

What are police doing to combat the threat from terrorists?

The threat from terrorism to the UK is real and serious. Recent convictions have shown that there are people intent on attacking us. The MPS has a key role in countering that threat. Our overriding priority continues to be to keep the public safe. We do this by working with all our communities. You will understand that we cannot always tell you exactly what we're doing but rest assured we are working tirelessly.